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THE OMAHA DAILY * . BEE.
EIGHTEENTH YEAK , OMAHA , SATURDAY * MOKNING , APKH. . G , 1889. NUMBER 295-
HOW SHE LOVED HIM ,
The Story of Mlso Blochlor and
Harry King Laid Baro.
HER AFFECTIONS SLIGHTED.
Truth Concerning His Acts Dragged
From Unwilling Witnesses. _ _
LETTERS OF A DESPERATE WOMAN
Bearing His Neglect and Violence
But Turning .at Last.
THE STATE NOW RESTS.
Counsel Fur Defense May Not Intro-
luce Any Testimony Scones
In the Court Was Slio
At half-past 0 o'clock j-esterday , when
Deputy Sheriff Grebe , who rooms In the
court bouse , arose , ho found thirteen shiver
ing , chattering grass widows congregated
around the door. Ho rushed away to snatch
n cup of coffee nnd , on his return , the corri
dors wcro jammed. Ten minutes past 7
Mlko Lahey allowed forty-two people Into
the room. The fnt fairy with extravagant
bangs and a red bird on her hat came sup-
piled with n new purchase of Tu-lu , which
served to keep her pretty face in active
The crowd of female loveliness continues
to increase , ns it is given preference in the
court-roum insldo. Naturally , the flannel-
shirted loungers nnd old bald-heads bavo
boon forced out.
Miss Ulochlcr has not changed her gen
eral appearance since .tho trial commenced.
She wears the same long , black veil ,
lisle gloves and sombre costume. Tlio priv
ilege granted to give her nu outing every ,
day has already had the effect of driving the
jail paler from her face , mid is having a de
cided beneficial ctfect upon the little lady.
Last evening Bailiff Hunt
Toole Her in u Cab
nnd drove out to the Fort. Their presence
on the street failed to attract notice. The
trip was not fruitful of Incident , though it
wus continued about two hours.
For the flrst'tlmo Miss Blechlor took
nn interest' .yesterday In the opening
proceedings of court , and looked at the
judges while Clerk Moorcs rend the journal.
General Cowln brought with him a very bad
cold and hoarse voice , which fact seemed to
greatly grieve his fair client. As bo spoke
to her she very pitifully exclaimed : "Why ,
general , you nro hoarse. Oh , Pin so sorry. "
This temporary iiflllction ot the leading at
torney for the defense seemed to hnvoan ef
fect on the entire nudlonco , though it fur
nished Judge Baldwin the llrst opportunity
bo has had to occupy the front seat aud do
County Attorney Mahoney opened up the
morning proceedings by asking permission
Miss Blecliler'H Letters.
General Cowin offered the same objection
made Thursday afternoon , namely , that if
the letters constitute only n part of the cor
respondence on the subject matter they
should bo excluded.
The court took the letters under advise
J. McGregor Adams of Chicago , a rolatlvo
of the Kings , was the llrst witness called.
The court found It necessary to send a deputy
after him. These Chicago gentlemen are as
suming airs with the court nnd his honor i :
beginning to grow weary. They nro slow nnd
deliberate , ns if suit Ing their own convenience
instead of that of the great state of No
braska. They como and go when they please
and otherwise deport themselves In a man
ner that is calculated to lead the unsophisti
cated into the belief that they hnvo pur
chased the court house nnd are running
dime museum for the fun there is in it.
After a twenty-minute wait , oven the
cavernous-toned countynttornoy ran out of
patience and asked the court to issue nn nt-
tuchincnt for Adams. This was about to bo
done when J. McGregor walked in. Ho
bogged the court's pardon , and took his sea1
on the stand.
J. McGregor Adams , a rather attractive
looking gentleman of about sixty , whoso
homo is und has been in Chicago for thirty
years or moro , went on the stand as the ilrs
of yesterday's witnesses. Ho has on
Intelligent face , largo nose , doubl
chin and small snow white moustactie
The top half of his head Is entirely devoid
of hair. What littler hair ho has loft Is con
lined to a bunch at the back part of the head ,
nud la kept trimmed close down. Ho Is six
foot tall , straight and inclined to corpulency
Mr. Adams gave his testimony very dollber
atoly and In a tone that could easily bo heard
all over the court room.
' 'I am a Chicago merchant nnd manu
facturer. I knew Harry Kln.j since ys
birth thirty odd years. Mot Miss Biechler
in my ofllco last part of January , 18SS. Mr.
Henry Woolworth King was present. Ho Is
no relation to Harry King. I have known
Woolworth twonty-llvo or thirty years.
Thov came together to mv ofllco. The defendant -
fondant was xuito excited in her manner
when she was Introduced to roe. She had
mot Harry King on the way and ho advised
her not to como to my ofllce , but she was de
termined. She related her life and relations
to my nephew , Harry King. I told her of
their living at Qulnoy. She said Hurry had
been improvident and she
* Worrhut for Blonoy
to pay her household bills at Qulncy. She
had como to Chicago to got money to pay
these bills , as aha couldn't stand the Impor
tunities of creditors any longer. She ale
came to see Harry. It is difficult now for
mo to recall her direct conversation. "
"Did she como with the Intention of asking
Harry to marry her * " asked Mahonoy.
The defense objected. TUe objection over
"I do not think she did , " replied Mr.
"Wus there anything said to you nt that
time by her with reference to marriagol"
The defense interposed another objection
on the ground that It was leading. The ob
jection was sustained.
Mr. Adams then resumed. ' 'I am endea
voring to recall the conversation. The de
fendant was very much annoyed nnd incensed
nnd in early part of our conversation inudo
no reference to the purpose of coming up
for marriage , Tuo Interview was alone , and
before it closed she said : 'I must nave
money from Harry King or his father to ro-
Itovo myself from the annoyance of constant
dunning at Qulncy. ' Harry hud promised to
tend her money but had fulled. And she was
now going to sco his father. I told her I
hoped she would not go to Mr. Klu us it
would only annoy him , nnd I asked what she
wanted. She mild those bills must bupald ;
that she must have , monoy. If that could bo
lecurcd she woulu go back without annoy
ing Mr. King's family. I asked her
What she mceded. Kho gave mo
an opltomo of their bills ut Muncy. She
laid If who could get money enough to pay
her she would go
Hack to Her Rninlly
tt Cleveland , I told her 1 would endeavor
to como to a settlement with her without
necessitating u visit to Mr. King's family. I
told her that If she would break up at
Quluoy and go home , 1 would pay her ex
penses of moving , sco that all her bills were
paid , and give l her tfOO In mnntw. . She
lucoptod. 1 cave her llfly dollars at that
time and she promised to return to Quluoy
that night. I told her that I would either
cowo to Qulnoy myself aud carry out the
80tt1cmcntor send some one with the balance
of the monoy. Mr. Johnson was afterward
sent to Qulncy. I next saw her In Novem
ber , in lbS3. It was nt the oflloo of her
attorney , Mr. Mills , In Chicago. Mr. H.
Woolworth King , Mr. Mills , the defendant ,
nnd myself , were nil who wore present. II.
W. King or Mr. Mills sent for mo. Mr. Mills
stated that Ilnrry had renewed his relations
With Mrs. LcGnrde , nnd the old story was
repeated that he had not lived up tohls
agreement that ho had not furnished her
with money nnd there was an accumulation
of bills , and that ho had been employed by
the defendant to make some provision for
herself with either Harry or his father. I
asked her what was required. She said
her rent was past due , servants
wore unpaid , Harry was In the
country nnd that Rho must have money ; she
said bho had sent u diamond ring to Harry
with the request that ho pawn it In order
that she might pay their debts with the
proceeds ; I finally asked her how much she
wanted ; she made the proposition to give a
full discharge of all claims upon Harry
King in consideration of JJ.OOO ; I thought
* lriX ( ) enough ; at Mills'request I loft the
room and ho had a conference with Miss
13lcchlrr ; I was called back nnd n counter
proposition was made by Mills to pay all out
standing Dills to pay her $1,500 cash , pay
The UxpcnHca Slio Hail Incurred
for lepal services , and nssumo the rent of a
'hit she was occupying to the Jlrst of May
880. I said the payment ot half the rout
ivas sufllclcnt. She refused. I then
.sscntcd providing she signed a
lauor drawn up by her attorney embodying
.ho proposition above alluded to ; I took the
lapor over to Johnson ; I brought
t back ; Miss Hicchlor road It over ,
i notary was called In nnd she
Irncd ; she signed only ono paper ;
I Papers identified by Mr. Adams ] My recol-
eotlon. however , that the proposition was
embodied in ono paper. She signed these
> apcrs. She wrote her naino in the body of
.ho paper herself. "
Mr. Baldwin at this juncture objected to
.hose . papers as Incompetent , Irrelevant and
mmatcrlnl to thu case on trial , because they
n nowise tended to prove any of the allega
tions charged In the Information against the
defendant. The objection was overruled
and exception was taken.
County Attorney Mahoney thereupon rend
the papers to the Jury , the first of which is as
I , Libblo 13iochlor , being duly sworn on
oath , say that I have been living with Harry
W. King , jr. . for several months past under
promise of marriage , which promise ho lias
failed and refused to keou.
Sworn and subscribed to before me , this
9th day of November , A. D. , 1SS8.
EIIXEST McGxrrnv , Notary Public.
Chicago , COOK County , 111.
HrnryV. . King.
Know all mon by these presents : That , In
consideration of the sum of 51,600 , to mo in
hand paid by J. McGregor Adams , the re
ceipt of which is herobv acknowledged , I ,
Llbbio Biechler , of the city of Clneaeo ,
county of Cook nnd state of Illinois , do
hereby remise , release und forever dis
charge , Henry W. King , Jr. , of the same
city , his heirs , executors and administrators ,
of and from nil , nnd all manners of action
and causes of action , suits , debts , dues , ac
counts , bonds , covenants , contracts , agree
ments , judgments , claims nnd demands
whatsoever , In law or in equity , which against
the said Henry W. King , jr. , I overbad , now
have , or which my heirs , executors , adminis
trators or assigns , or any of them hereafter
can , shall or may have , for or by reason of
any cause , matter or thing whatsoever fron ;
the beginning of the world to the date of
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand nnd seal this Oth day of November , A.
D. 1S83. Linnm Uircm.cit.
Mr. Adams continued : "Mr. Mills said he
wanted Miss Biechler to read the instrument
herself , so she might thoroughly understand
it. She read it. She wanted Hurry to marry
hor. Ho had made repeated promises , she
said , and she wanted them fulfilled. The
$1,500 was paid to her in currency. I told
her to tnko this money and go out and pay
her bills about town nnd bring mo the re
ceipts and 1 would rclmburso bcr. She dlO
so. 1 paid the rent on the house to May , 'SO.
It was $230. Ono of the conditions of the in
strument was that all the letters Harry hat
sent her were to be delivered to mo. A package
ago was sent to mo the next day , along will
Mr. Mills' charges. I took the letters ani
turned tliom over to Hurry's father. Ho
sent them back to mo with instructions to
destroy them , which I did. burning them in
the furnace at my house , There Is not one
of them in existence. She ana Harry liaO
As Mnn uncl Wife
in Chicago about nlno months. She said ho
was extravagant and dlil not pay his bills.
She kept her promise nnd returned some
silverware Harry had given her. She was
angry with Harry , tolling mo that ho ha"
uot treated her right ; she sent
message to hia father by mo to the
effect that Harry ought to bo made to hustle
for himself ; that Mr. King must keep him
out of her way ; that she had gotten tired o *
him and that she
Would do Him Injury
or flic him. If ho came in her way. That ii
about all that occurs to mo of our co'nvcrsa
tion at this time. I never saw her again
until 1 saw her in court. "
When the cross-examination of Mr. Ad
ams commenced , the witness admitted being
a relation only by marriage to Henry W
King , jr. "Young Hurry , " ho said , "was a
college bred man , six feet hlijh and hand
some. It was after dark when Miss Blceh
lor on the occasion mentioned above , callei
at Ins ofllco and it was by appointment t <
have nn Interview. She was excited nm
breathing hard. This was duo to the fact , '
continued Mr. Adams "that while on he :
way to my ofllco , she met Hurry , nnd ho rc-
monstiatcd with her. "
"What was her condition ! " asked Judgi
"Her hat was awry and her dress torn. "
"Didn't you get her water and a place t <
lay down I"
"Think I did. "
"Didn't she toll you that , coming down th
street , she had mot Hurry King and Henr.
Woodworth Klntr , and that she hud said t
them'Now , I've got you two together am
want to know the truth ns to whether there
is u paper In existence showing you to b
married 1' "
"Yes , stio eald something of that kind. "
"Didn't she toll you that Harry denied i
nnd that she said to him , 'Why , Harry , yo
are tha biggest libber between New Yorl
and San'Frnncjscol' "
"Something of the sort was said , "
"Didn't she also toil you that ho uullci
tier aruund uud
Knocked Her Down
in the street ! "
"I don't ' remember as to the assault , bu
when sbo came in her hat and clothes were
The witness stated that afterwards ho
learned Hurry wanted to keep his relations
with her from his family and relatives ,
Only about three duyu before tha breaking
up nt Qulncy did Mr. Adams learn that
Harry was living with Miss Blechlor there ,
Ho then ascertained everything from her ,
She told him that Harry introduced her as
Ills wife. She nlso described the condition
financially they had been driven to , nud that
creditors woiu prreglng her for thu payment
of his bills.
"Didn't you then glvo her $50 to buy pro
"Yes. lr , I think I did. "
At this Interview.uccording to Mr. Adams ,
Miss Biechler oxpicsscd satisfaction ut his
proposition to send bur a certain sum of
money , and also an agreement on hla part to
i.ay current bills. Mr , Adams , however ,
had , at no tlmo heard of a ) UO attorney fee
contracted by Harry for an t&5 debt of
money borrowed by him from Miss Hluch-
kr'n mint in Cleveland. Mr. Adams wouldn't
say whether ho haa proposed to furnish thU
munoy on condition Unit the should break up
her Quiniiy home , leave Harry und return to
"Sho told you she was the wife of Harry
KinjI" Interrogated Judge Buldwln , simkluij
a long , bony flncer at thu witness.
"No , sir , " coolly replied Mr. Adams.
"Whut'H thuU" shouted Baldwin , sur-
"I Bald , 'no sir. "
Tbo jadt'o fell back to a sitting position
on the end of the table , rightist nt the old
Six months after the eruption in Qulncy ,
Mr. Adams heard that Harry and Llbbio
were living together again in Chicago , In
the meantime ho had supposed the young
man was living with bis parents. Ho saw
him only once , and that was at the senior
King's country residence. The papers
in question wcro signed at Luther Lnllin
Mills' ofllco. I was tnkon there by Woolworth -
worth King , mot the defendant , shook hands
with her nnd said : 'I nm sorry to see you
hero ngaln.1 She handed mo nn Itemized ac
count of the bills which had accrued in Chi
cago. Some of the items were for her aud
some for Harry. "
"Was that WOO wlno bill In ill" inquired
"No , sir. "
"Didn't sbo say that It had gone to her
"I think there was a small bill for boor. "
It was developed through this witness ttiat
the Qulncy deals wcro kept from Harry's
father until after they had been consum
mated. At the last Interview , Mr. Adams
told Miss Ulcchlcr that King senior was
very much incensed at Harry's conduct :
that the young man was n clerk with a small
salary ; that ho
Jluil Keen Disinherited ;
.hat there would bo no possiulo use In living
with him , no use contemplating an increase
of salary , and "I advised her to break off
"ivlng with him , " said the witness.
Mr. Baldwin's style of cross-examination
not only mixed up the witness , but Irritated
Judge Uroff , who after enduring what ho
considered sufficient annoyance , broke out ns
"Tho great trouble , Mr. Baldwin , with you
s that you want to ask the questions and
answer them yourself. Please confine your
self to the asking and lot the witness do the
His honor then took a glance at the clock
and adjourned for lunch.
IN TUB AFTTartXOO.V.
If Separated From Ilnrry , Miss Bicch-
Icr Wanted to Go to a Convent ,
When the doors opened ut 1 o'clock nn
Immense throng filled the corridors nud
stairway and extended down into.tho street.
Clerk Moores' oftlco was packed with ladies
waiting for admission to the space behind
Judge Graff's desk.
Everybody seems to have a longing for
seats in the reporters' corner nnd on their
tables. The bailiffs , however , have been
active and are succeeding remarkably well in
their efforts to preserve order and prevent
too much crowding.
J. McGregor Adams is proving to bo nn
unusually entertaining witness. Ho is , by
the way , a great club man. Ho belongs to
nearly all the organiz.itlons ot this character
in Chicago , and Is president of the Union
League club. Said he , in conversation with
a UKI ; reporter :
"Wo have no desire to bo hard on that
woman. The three times I met her she
acted very lady-like , aud , speaking for my
self , I have no desire -
Xo bo Hard on Her. "
Juryman Shlply says his fruit trees anew
now in bloom.
As soon ns Miss Ulcchlcr entered the room
In the afternoon It was made evident that u
largo portion of the female part of the audi
ence had not been present before , because u
hundrea or more of those in the rear jumped
to their feet to got a view at her.
"Sho is standing the ordeal remarkably
well , " said General Cowin , "but. I don't '
know whether we will bo able to put her on
the stand or uot. " '
Ucsuming the story , Mr. Adams said that
in the conference nt Mill's ofllco there was a
suggestion regarding the question of a com
man-law marriage und the necessity or
propriety of dlvorco proceedings , but nothing
was mentioned about the papers she signed ,
separating her from King as his wife. Her
attorney explained the moaning of these
papers , saying ho didn't ' want her to sign any
papers without knowing what they wore.
Mr. Adam's told the defendant that Harry's
father had disinherited him nnd would not
bo responsible for any amount. The transac
tions were all hold at that meeting.
"I advised bcr , " replied Mr. Adams , "to
leave Chicago and go llvo with her parents
in Cleveland , though ho promised to pay rent
if she remained In Chicago. "
"Didn't she say to you that if Harry is
taken from mo I want to go and
Ijivc In a Convent ? "
"Sho did. "
"Didn't you say that if she felt that way
you would assist her to llnd a home in a con
vent ! "
"Yes , sir , I did. "
In slowly drawing his words while- asking
these questions , Judge Haldwln struck n sort
of pulpit-oratory expression and wrung a
few tears , but the gray-haired club man
could not bo induced to display any sonti-
montnllty. He gave his answers coldly and
in very few words.
Said ho , replying to n question , regarding
Miss Hiechlor's Infant brother , "I don'i
think little Joe figured at nil. "
Judge Groff again took occasion to correct
Baldwin , by telling him if ho wanted to bo a
Witness , an opportunity would bo given him
"Once during tlio interview Miss Uiochler
gave it ns her opinion that a
man of Harry's ago , health am
ability sought to bo thrown upon his own re
sources and compelled to rustlo. Something
was said about divorce proceedings urislnj
over n question having reference to the use
o' the name of King. She had written to
her mother that she had quarrelled will
Harry , and was going to separate from him
but could not bear the Idea of going back U
her home in Cleveland without having the
right to live there under the name of King
Offers were made to assist her and see
what could bo done , but Mills said the only
Throiich a Divorce
court. Mr. Adams had no knowledge Urn
King , sr. , know' Hurry was married to nm
living with another woman in Omaha. Tlio
name of Lo Garde was adopted , so Miss
HIcchlcr told Mr. Adams , because she hat
once before lived under nnd was known by
that name , nnd at the tuna young King was
introduced to hor.
County Attorney Mahoney renewed his
ofl'ur of the letters in testimony.
After Mr. Adatns loft the stand , ho was
recalled to state that ho know nothing ubou
the letters she had written to Hurry.
General Cowin again objected to tholi
going in , for thu reason that they show oulv
ono side of a correspondent controversy.
Tlio letters to which there wtro answers
arc destroyed. The letters bore are only a
small part of the correspondence between
tboia , and at the most critical time In ho
The court ruled that these offered yestor
day , and ono other could go in , but all the
others were ruled out.
The first ono read to the jury was as fol
Sunday , January SO. Dear Harry : I nr
rived homo nil safe this morning. Lucia am
Joe were in bed when I caino. They did no
expect mo BO soon. Thu llrst thing Joe sail
when ho opened his o.ves was : "Mama , tel
Uncle 'Swlck' I'm ' trying to be a good boy. "
Luclo says ho has boon very good , bu
missed mo very much and would ask every
minute If I was coining back. He was verj
glad to sco mo. Harry , Mr. Warner diet
last Wednesday night at SUO. I shall see
LIgo to-morrow and nsk him to go with mete
to bee Code. I'oor girl I she must fuel dread
ful bad. Our next door neighbor ban got a
little baby girl. Just think , all this hap
peucd the day 1 went away , I left and I did
not know anything about It. I have not seen
Mr. Voe.ti us yet , but will as soon as I can.
don't want you to write him any more
for your own gopd. Whatever money you
can give Mr. livers , send it to mo. I cat
llx tilings hero much better than you or Air
Fogg can and you know It. You gave mo
RUcli a Hhaklng up last night that I have bcei
sick ever since. I know my buck or some
thing Is hurt , because I can't lay down with
out crying with pain. Hut I don't care. I
only want to say ono thing , Harry , to you
ami tuut Is this : Henry King knows all , am
whut I have told him is God's truth , and you
know I can prove every word , 1 told tittn
you had promised to marry mo , and that you
gave mo a writing to that effect. Last sum
mur when I told you you ivcro only talking
aud did uot intend to marry mo , I did uo
nsk you to marry mo or to giro mo anything.
iTou wrote It nt your own free will nnd
jogged mo to sign It. I naked you then if
you knew what you were doing , and
ou said yes ; you wore a man
hlrly years of ace and know what you
vntitcd. nnd that you could not lire without
mo. Then I signed tlmt paper , and you
Igncd It after mo nnd told mo to put tt away
and tnko care of It. and I thank God with nil
nty heart , Harry , that I did put it nway so
hat I could prove , If wo eror married , that I
did not got you drunk , as you call it. nnd
nako you marry me , as you say Alllo did. I
still have that paper HnVry , nnd Henry King
uiowa nil , so don't ' lie to him about anything.
larry , ho is the best f | end you have , nnd
fou owe him more than money can repay.
You may not think so now , butsomo day you
vlll fool like getting down on your knees to
thank him for what ho has saved you. So
whatever ho askst you , toll him the truth if
you can , because ho may ask mo tlio" same
.lungs . , and if you don't toll what is so , I
shall prove I have not Hod. I don't care what
else you lie about , but don't lie about any
thing I nui mixed up In. If you do you will
jo very sorry. Henry Is the only ono that
mows anything nnd ho knows nil , nnd will
keen everyone clso from knowing It , if lie
can. Henry told me If wo were in trouble
ni d afraid of nnythinr getting out , ho would
do all In his power to help me , Henry says
when ho had asked you If you had given mo
i paper promising to marry mo , you said you
lind not and that 1 lied if I said so , and when
Henry asked you before mo and you had to
toll the truth , you treated mo very mean ,
nnd acted like a snvugo more than n man ;
jut I don't care about that shaking up. It
is not the first , second or third time you have
treated mo In that manner. I only felt bad
Liccauso you let Henry King know you lied
about it when you Lad given
mo your bible onth you would
tell the truth. You ought to thank God I
nm not like most women , Harry ICIng , or
you would not bo where you nro to day , after
last night's work. Hut I am still your friend ,
Harry , nnd always wlllbo , IfJI never see you
again , so don't forgot tbnt no matter what I
am mixed up In , I want you to tell the truth
about It. Tell Hudson I want that picture
he took , and If ho docs not send It back ut
once I shall take the trouble to como and
get it. Then ho will bo sorry. I send this
to Henry ; he will give It to you ns soon ns ho
receives It. Lot mo hear from you often ,
nnd don't forgot my picture from Hudson.
Hope you are well and not angry at mo ,
nnd will let mo hear from you soon. I re
main your true aud loving wife ,
The Second Ijottcr.
821 Vermont Street , Fob. 8 , 1SSS. My
Dearest Harry : It is Thursday night and
not ono line from you yet. I cannot stand it
any longer. You have not done us you
promised and I camiot trust you. I am going
to lock up the house nnd on Saturday leave
hero for Chicago. If-you wish mo to comeback
back , you must marry mo on Monday. I
won't ' bo put oft any longer. 1 don't want
monoy. 1 want you , and t um going to have
you if I have to work for n living all my life.
Send mo my ring. I will have to get some
money on it , and don't fail to meet mo Sun-
dnv morning nt 0:30 : at the depot. Always
your true wife , Luinin KINO ,
jQuhicy , 111.
The Third lie t tor.
821 Vermont street , February 4 , 1888. My
Dear Harry : I know I ought not to write
you , for my sake and. for yours , but I feel as
though I ought to toll you something about
this trouble. Harry , torn not to blame for
this , nnd God knows I have done my best for
you , nnd to save your mother nnd sister.
You kno-.v I would not make any trouble for
you or any ono else , but the folks hero
would , and Harry , it ( s for your good that it
came out as it did. I write this to ask you to
forgive mo if I have caused you paiu , nnd to
tell you I tun not to blame for what has hap
pened. I know you m'jst hate mo for what
has como out , but I nm very glad It has
ended for your good. It docs not matter
about mo ; I had nothing when I came hero.
nnd I go awav the same wuy. I want to tell
you , Harry , that my things are going home
to Cleveland , and that I am going to board in
Chicago , and that I think just as much
of you as over and sliall always stand by
you. Mr. Adams nnd Johnson will both tell
you what I have done for you , and if you will
sco mo when I arrive in Chicago , Mr. John
son will lot us have Ills olllco to talk in for a
few minutes. I trust this with Henry to
give to you so that no one will know you
have' received it. If you have anything to
hay you can write mo hero for four days , but
do what is Dost for yourself Harry , and try
to think well of the little girl who loves you
still and will always bo your friend. Yours ,
Li mi i R.
P. S. I will bring your things to Job i-
son's ofllco with me.
Tlio Fourth Letter.
Wednesday , February 13 , 1883 , was the
date of the fourth and next most Important
letter. It says :
My Own : \ourdear letter of the Uth
was duly received and as before was very
happy to hear from you. So Harry's ' letter
came to the store , did it ! Dearest , I think
1 told you I had written him. You know I
had to do It for your sake , and to tell him to
take care of tlio furniture. You know I
don't care to write him and would bo only
too glad not to have to write him. No , I
shall have nothing to say to him after I get
back to you. You know I can shake him
very quick if I wish to , and I will have to do
It , because you know if I don't ' what will
happen that is if I keep house and have him
coming to see mo. Ho will expect something
for what ho Is doing for me , but I shall
never do anything wrong so long as I have
my "Darling Slick , " but if you
over go back on mo ngain
God help you , I shall never
lot you live. Do you hear mo , pet ? Do you
really appreciate mo "Slick , " If you do I
shall bo very happy. Dearest , I have done
so much more for you than you will over
Know of , but I did not mean to tell you of
what I had dono. My God , dearest. I love
you so much that I would die for you If 1 had
to , and you know if I had to give you up , my
own , I would if it killed mo ; so you know
how much I love you. Mo see another man I
Oh , no , no , never as long as my "Slick" is
niluo , and I think ho Is mine , I hope so at
least. Well , dearest , this is a long letter ,
and I don't Know whore to send it to , so will
have to say good bye to you for to-day. You
know I shall bo true. HODO you are well.
Good bye , my own. Sweet dreams. Always
your true and loving wife , Liuuiii.
Tlio Lust Loiter ,
The next and lasteplstlo comes from 210
Cass street , second ilat , Chicago , and was
sent to him at Omaha. It says :
Dear Harry : I received your letter of the
87th on Monday , and' was much surprised to
receive one from ypur lawyer on Tuesday
asking mo to call at his ofllce , and was struck
dumb ut what bo told ma you bad written
him. Perhaps I ought not to write you ,
Harry , but I only want to say that I have
always loved you , and do still , and that I
would have done anything in my power to
have kept this troublb from your father , but
now that you havo' ' put your case in your
lawyers hands I must do the name for my
sake. I shall do all that I can for you , but
if this gets out you must not blame mo. You
have brought It all on yourself , and what is
more , Harry , do not Ho to Johnson as John
son said , You must know L have these let
ters and other proof , and shall by all means
toll the trouble If It coats my life and yours ,
Hope you are welL Always yours ,
< Liumu KINO.
The Slnlo Rests.
Young Smith , the bell boy , was callot
back to testify that ho helped to carry the
body of King up stairs after ho had been she
and that ho was then dead ,
The state then rested , but the defendant's
attorneys said that they wished until this
morning to consult before commencing the
Introduction of testimony. General Cowin
said : "I don't know ns wo want to introduce
any. " It all seems to depend on whether or
not lie will bo able to undergo the ordeal of
testifying In her own behalf , and the princi
pal ihiur to bo proven through tier U the
mutter contained In letters she received from
him , to which hers , as given above , wcro re
1'nssnt ; " For Europe.
Aprll fi. The American
commissioners to tho'Bamoan conference )
have engaged passage for Kuropo on the
Umbrla , which sails from New York on the
EXCEPT ON SUNDAYS
Olarkson Is Busily Engaged Firing
THE PRESIDENT AND THE SOUTH.
Ho Will Recognize Frotootionlsts
Without Regard to Color.
PENSION SERVICE RENOVATION.
Black's Political Workers Will Htivo
HARRISON'S TRIP POSTPONED.
IIo FlntlH It Impossible to Get A.wny
The ComptrollcrRlilp llixll-
wny Mnll Service Wash-
WASHINGTON BDHEAU THE OMIITV BKB.
513 FOUKTEBNTH STIIEUT ,
WASHINGTON , D. C. , April 5.
Outsldo the room of the general suporin-
tcndant of tile railway mail service and in
the corridors leading to the rooms of the
postmaster general and First Assistant
Clarkson are constantly congregated between
0 and 4 o'clock every day a number of sena
tors , representatives and eeneral politicians
from nil parts of the country who make the
nlr resound with their clatter nnd (111 ( It with
the sound of their voices ns they relate their
experiences in seeking or gaining favors.
One of them said to .your correspondent that
It was probable there would bo another ex-
tontlon of the time when the civil service
luw shall take effect In the railway mail ser
vlco ; that It was the purpose of the depart
ment to thoroughly reorganize this service
as rapidly ns possible , remembering the ex
ample set by the democrats of turning repub
licans out , and that if it was not all done by
the 1st of May , moro time would bo given
before the civil service law got Into effect.
Kcprcsentativo Owen , of Indiana , told how
First Assistant Postmaster General Clark-
son Is wielding the guillotine. "Ho is fol
lowing the example of General Stovonscn , "
said he , "aud is chopping the heads oft with
celerity. I wont in the other day with a
long list of republican names I wanted fa
vored , and asked as many democrats to bo
turned out. General Clarkson took my paper
nnd after turning over It hastily said that anew
now rule had been established by which
men in congress would bo required to
pet clown opposite each name and postofllco
whore changes are desired , the amount of
salary , the positions , mid pay. I replied that
If nothing moro wus required I could soon
comply , nnd stepping outsldo picked up a blue
book , aud within ten minutes filled in the
twenty or thirty places where the amount of
salary was required. Then I went back to
General Clarkson and ho took n blue pencil
and wrote across the back of each ono "ap
pointed. " Tills Is the way the thing trees
from morning till night every day , except
Sunday. The clerks illllng out the commis
sions and looking up the bonds are being
overworked. " The corridors of the second
floor ot the postofllco department presents a
scefle cvcrya'ny'Whlcli'rosoinbles that about'
a national convention hall. There is no place
in town where so much llfo Is shown , and in
no branch of tlio government is the change
of administration so keenly felt as there.
WIM. HUCOOXUE I'llOTCCTIONlSTS.
It Is stated by an evening paper that Pres
ident Harrison has given the colored ofllco
seekers from the south to understand that
in their section of country ho will recognize
the protectionists of the party , and will not
consider a man's color as alone- recommend
ing him for recognition , nud that ho believes
the protection doctrine of the republican
party is the ono that is making inroads in the
south moro rapidly than any other clement
PENSION SEKVICK HEOHOANIZ VTION.
Very active work is being : done ut the pen
sion ofllco and interior department for the
complete reorganization of the pension ser
vice as far us it relates to its executive
branches. Ijccommcndatlons have been made
to the secretary of the interior for tlio ap
pointment of members of the pension exam
ining boards located throughout the country ,
nud within n few days new physicians will be
in charge of these organizations. It is the
purpose of the commissioner of pensions to
appoint the very best men ho can secure , and
to bavo n special view towards the selection
of republicans of the highest rank. Your
correspondent to-day asked the commlsionor
whether ho would totnin u democrat on each
of the medical examining boards. "I shall
appoint democrats wherever I can
find thosoylio were union sol
diers and who are thoroughly competent to
till the positions , " replied the commissioner ,
"but I shall uot appoint democrats merely to
follow precedent. Whenever I reorganize a
board which is composed of thrco democrats ,
and I can Und In the district three good re
publicans , men who are soldiers nnd who are
thoroughly competent , I shall follow the ex
ample set by my predecessor of tilling all of
the places with mon within my own party.
Whenever I go Into u district where there is
at present a republican on the board , and lean
find a democrat who is competent and deserving -
serving and who is in sympathy with our
policy of being fair , frank und liberal in the
allowance of pensions , 1 shall give that dem
ocrat a place on the board. Ono tiling I um
determined on , nnd that is to reorganize these
boards as quickly as possible. "
"What are you going to do about the special
agents In tbo Held I"
"On the UOth of Juno , " replied the com.
missioncr , "the commissions of 150 cxntnin
crs will expire. If I should not rcappomt
these men , " nnd there was n twinkle ot mer
riment in his eye , "of course their names will
bo dropped and they will retire to private llfo.
The civil service covers every position within
my control from a $000 clerkship up through
all the clerkships aud special agents to the
chiefs of divisions. Of course men who uro
called to 1111 the vacancies In the special
accncics will have to pass u civil service ex
amination , und I will have no control over the
question of polities in making ( selections , By
the end of this month It is expected that tha
medical cxamlng boards will bo thoroughly
reorganized , nnd at the end of the present
fiscal year , Juno 80 , radical changes will bo
made in t'ao special agencies in the Hold. The
special examiners who Hooded Indlanu and
other close states during the campaign , and
working under the instructions of Commis
sioner Black got in some ardent and effective
political work , cannot lio'po to retain their
HAUllISON'fl Tltll1 rOSTTONUU.
President iliirrlson 1ms encountered so
many obstacles in tlio way of his taking a
sen voyage , leaving hero us arranged to *
morrow evening wltti Mrs. Harrison , and
returning on Monday or Tuesday , that it is
very probable ho will abandon his trip.
There is no government vessel nearer Wash
ington than Baltimore , wtiero a revenue
cutter is anchored. It was the purpose of
the president and Mrs. Harrison to take
Baby MfKco along , and ns the child is too
ill to withstand the railroad travel between
this city and Baltimore the trip is to bu post
poned. It was thought on yesterday that
one of the government's ships would bo an
chored in the Potomac uy tbo tlmo tbo presi
dent desired to start on his voyage.
Tin : coMi'noi.i.iu-jiiii' ; : .
It was learned to-day that thu Michigan
senators lm\o been making a still hunt for
the coinptrollrrship of the currency for'Mr.
Edward S. Lacey , of Jackson , Mich. Mr.
Lncoy served two terniR in congress and wus
an Important member of thu committee on
coinage , wc'lgnta and measures. Ho Is a
banker In Jackson and Is ana of tlio bnst
financiers In the stato. Secretary Windom
expresses the warmest Interest In Mr.
Lacey's candidacy , nnd If left to the secre
tary the Michigan mmi bellevo that he would
appoint their cauCliUto. The prosUknt la
nlso favorably disposed towards him nnd is
familiar with his record , but ho will not
commit himself by promise , nnd as there are
several candidates In the field for the place
nothing is known a to the outcome. It is
said to bo settled , however , that Mr. Par-
sonx , of Cleveland , who thought ho had the
inside trnok , will not bo appointed.
IU1MVAY MAIL SC11VIGR.
"It is not the intention of the department
In reorganizing the railway mall service to"
have any especial respect to the time when
the civil service law shall tnko effect , " said
General Superintendent Hell this afternoon.
"Wo Intend to continue to make changes
right nlong with a view to improving the
sorvlco after the 1st of May. Tno Idea is to
slvo the people prompt and reliable mail ir
respective of party Interest. Certainly , re
publicans will bo favored , but ofUelont postal
clerks will not bo turned out simply because
they are democrats. Hopubllcans who wcro
turned out of the sorvlco nt the beginning of
the last administration and during tlio past
two or three years , on the ground of offen
sive partisanship who are moro capable than
democrats now in the service will bo rein
stated wherever advantage can bo gained. "
"Will the ago of republicans who were
turned out operate against their reinstate
ment ! "
"Yes , if they are old men. Wo will not
want men over forty-live or fifty years , oven
though they were formerly in tlio sorvlco
nnd nro physically able to do their work ,
unless there nro special reasons why they
should bo reinstated. For Instance , a soldier
who Is able-bodied and capable und Is fifty
venrs old , will have claims for reinstate
ment , eveu though Ills ago is weighed ugalnst
"I saw Judge Groslmut the other day , "
said a congressman this evening , "and ho
expressed surprise that Mr. Lincoln had accepted
the mission. 'Lincoln '
cepted English , says
Judge Grcsham , 'is making moro money than
any lawyer or firm of lawyers In Chicagoaiul
what is moro ho has his mother's souse of
saving and investing it. There can bo but
one object , so far ns I can see , in his going to
London , mid that is to embrace the first op
portunity presented to show his metal , distin
guish himself as n diplomat and secure the
presidential nomination , " ' This statesman
added that in the judgment of Mr. Greshum
Mr Lincoln Is the most formidable presiden
tial timber in the country outsldo of the pres
ent occupant of the white houso.
roil THH supunsin IIENCH.
Maryland republicans are pressing the
claims of their follow citizen , John A. J ,
Cresswell , formerly n member of the upper
and lower branches of congress , nnd
Grant's postmaster general , for tbo ; va
cancy on the supreme bench of the United
States , made by the death of Justice Mat
IOWA POSTMASTEllS APrOINTEIl.
B. B. Burrls , Ablnwlon , Jefferson county ,
vice Samuel D. Knox , removed ; C. T. Glf-
foril , Gifford , Harden county , vice William
G. Wilson , removed ; Lindsay Bishop , Ivy , ,
Polk county , vice W. J. McLunn , resigned ;
Hichard A. Smith , Lake City , Calhoun
county , vice II. H. Baldwin , removed ;
Thomas M. Aylesworth , Ontario , Story
county , vice J. Stella , resigned ; William H.
Klorumo , Hidgcway , Wluucshelk county ,
vice D. O. Akor , removed.
Representative Tom Kynn , of Kansas , who
to-dav notified the clerk of the house of rep
resentatives that ho had tcndoicd his resig
nation to the governor of his state , has al
ready Qualified ns minister to Mexico , and in
tends to depart for his post of olllciul duty in
a very few days.
General Nathan GofT talked to the presi
dent this afternoon , and assured him that ho
( Goff ) would yet bo governor of West Vir
ginia and that tha courts would decide in his
Ex Secretary Endicott saw the president
to-day , and when ho emerged from the white
house declared that ho himself had never
during the past four years felt so well , the
freedom from official duties being a , release
from a great burden. Mr. Endicott said that
President Harrison was overworking him
self , was not looking well , and that he should
immediately take some recreation nnd getaway
away from the olllco secicers.
At the white house to-day Representative-
Gear , of Iowa , dropped a little appeal for ex-
Governor Stone's appointment as commis
sioner of the general land olllco , and then
wont nway , followed by Senator Paddock ,
who said that Nebraska did not know
whether she was going to got any more plums
William Henry fcntnb , cf Missouri , has
been appointed assistant superintendent of
the railway mall service , vice W. C. Hiclc-
raan , resigned. J. S. Smith , of Wisconsin ,
hus nlso been appointed assistant superin
tendent of the railway mail service , vice L.
J. Morse , resigned. Messrs. Hickman and
Morse wcro appointed assistant superin
tendents March a , 18S9.
Tlio president has appointed G. T. Erhardt
to be collector of customs at Now York.
Ellis H , llobcrts 1ms accepted the ap
pointment as assistant treasurer nt Now
The secretary of the interior has affirmed
the decision of the commissioner of thu gen
eral land ofllcc in tlio case of Sarah Brown
in rejecting her final proof In support of her
pre-emption filing for the southwest quarter
of the northeast quarter of the southeast
quarter of section 21 , township S3 north ,
range .Hi west , in the Valentino land dis
AJIMV onnnii1 ? .
By direction of the piosldcnt , First
tenant Montgomery D.Pnrker. Ninth cavalry ,
will report in pel-son to Brigadier General
John It. Brooke , president of the army retir
ing board ut Omaha , for examination by the
Leave of absence for six months Is granted
Captain Charles S , Black , assistant surgeon ,
to take effect after the arrival at Fort Sidney
of Acting Assistant Surgeon Robert P.
Fiuloy. PEIIUV S. HIJATII.
All Churches Aslcud to 1'artlolp.ito In
the AVuHhiiicton CcntLMinlnl ,
WASIIINOTON , , April C. Tlio following
proclamation was issued' this afternoon by
President Harrison :
One hundred years have passed slnco the
government which our forefathers founded
was formally organl/cd. At noon on the
30th day of April , ITb'U , in the city of New
York and in the presence of an assemblage
of heroic men whoso patriotic devotion had
led the colonies to victory and Independence ) ,
George Washington took the oath of ofllco
as chief magistrate of the now-born repub
lic. This impressive act was preceded at 0
o'clock In the morning , in all tlio churches
of the city , by prayer for God's blessing on
the government and its first president.
The centennial of this illustrious event In
our history has boon declared a general holi
day by act of congress , to the end that the
people of the whole country may Join in
commemorativenxnrclscs appropriate to the
day , In order that the joy of the occa
sion may bo associated with deep
thankfulness in the minds of the people
for all our blessings in the past , and devout
supplication to God for thcirgrnciouscon-
tlnuunru in the future , representatives of
religious creeds , both Christian nud Hebrew ,
bavo memorialized the government to dos-
Ignntc an hour for prayer and thanksgiving
on that day.
MOW , therefore , I , JJenamin ) Harrison
'president of the United States of America ,
in response to this reasonable request , do
recommend that Tuesday , April : > 0 , at the
hour of 'J o'clock in
the morning , the people
of the entire country repair to their respec
tive places of divine worship to implore the
favor of God that the blessings of liberty ,
prosperity and peace may ubldo witli us as a
people , and that His hand may lead us in the
path of righteousness and good deeds.
In witness whereof , I have hereunto sot
my name and caused the great seal of the
United States of America to bo affixed ,
Doiio in the city of Washington this -Uii day
of April , in the year of our Lord , ono thou-
band , eight hundred and ulirlity-nino , nnd of
the Independence of the United States the
ono hundred and thirtnonth ,
BENJAMIN HAIIHISOK ,
By the Proaldont :
JA.MC ? G. BLAI.VI ; , Secretary of State ,
The AVunthcr Indications.
For Ncoruska und Dakota : Slightly
warmer , fair woather. followed by light
rain In Dakota , bout'icrly ' winds.
For Iowa : warmer weather , winds shift.
Int ; to southerly ,
DEATH IN A BROTHER
* * ? r
Killing a Slmmoloss Wanton la HOT
THEN ENDING HIS OWN' LIFB
Such Are the Features of
DlufTs' Lnlost Trnaody.
THE WOMAN LINGERS AWHILB (
But the Cowardly and WorthlwSU1- '
Rufllnii Dies Where Ho Paps. * . '
STATEMENT OF AN EYE WITNESSi ?
Tlio Murderer n Jnll IHrtl.nniV
-Tlio Victim Well . "JA4
: * 4' .
Known In Lower Uuolnl
Terrible Double Tragedy. ,
Shortly before , 0 o'clock last ovonlng'
wild rumor was circulated on the street * o
Council Bluffs to the effect that
wards , the keeper of the bagnio on
trcot , known ns the Ark , had been killed
unknown man , who had immediately
aken his own llfo. , . ' *
Reports of a most extravagant nature wqrtf
ilrculntcd broadcast among the constantly
ncrcuslng crowd that bosolged the "door of
ho house , whore lay the bodies of the violins
lins of the deadly bullets. The olllcors were
amongtho tlrston hand , nnd busied thorn-
elves in ejecting tHe curious ones who had
irowdod In. The doors were then locked , :
md the curtains drawn.
The coroner , undertaker , doctors and rep
resentatives of the press were admitted ass
they arrived , and the scone that mot thelri
jazo was a most ghastly one. * ) '
Stretched across the doorway leading U'
an Inner hall lay the apparently lifeless bodjf
of Kittle Edwards , the proprietor of tWV , . , .
iousotand nt her foot , with his head lylnfl ( ff'
across her ankles , was the body of the murJ ifcj *
dcrer and suicide. , - '
Crowding around the bodies wcro half 4
score of the frail sisters of the unfortunate ,
md a few even moro degraded beluga of tha
sterner sex , whllo the brass buttons ot tha ;
lollco glittered in the light shed by a lamp ,
.hut hung suspended from the celling. It 4
was u gruesome sight and ono that tbo spec- nt * fej
.utors may well wish never to witness again/ ,
The head of the woman was turned t r f ,
one side , but the fact ) of th4 " '
man was presented toward the light.
Thu upper part of tlio fuco was covered with
blood , which seemingly welled from the loft
eye. Near him lav the shining weapon that >
lad n few moments before sent a mossenge *
for two unprepared souls , nnd the spectators ,
ill rank from the cold and glittering thing alls
if its terrible woik might bo resumed at any
It wan supposed that both were dead , when
a half smothered groan from the woniatt
startled the spectators , who sot to work.to
get her to u more comfortable place. A physician -
sician was on bund , and directed their moyei
ments. The inanimate form was removed to ; f
a bedroom and laid upon the bed , and'tha .
doctor proceeded to make an examination. , , *
The probe was Introduced , nud penetrated
several Inches without resistance. When it
was withdrawn a small piece of the skull
cnmo with It. Tlio doctor shook hU
licud , and In response to a question <
( stated that the ball had penetrated the brnin/Tfc1
As If to verify his statement , the brain J'
matter then began oozing from the ragged.v
nnd ghastly hole about half an inctt abova , '
the loft eye. . '
The spectators then turned their attention
to the man , who was still lying where ha '
lind fallen. Ho was removed to the contoc
of the room , and a pillow placed under his
lioad , but ho was dead. v
An attempt was then made to establish his .
identity , as no ono present recognized him or
had over seen him before. There wore no
papers on his person , or anything to give any
clue as to who ho was. In a hip pocket was
a now half-inch chisel , made by JnmesSwan ,
that had never been attached to the hundlo ,
although both wcro there. This discovery
of this additional weapon gave rise to vari
ous wild surmises and conjectures. Had it
been purchased with deadly intent In casa
the liroarm proved of no avail ? It was ft
question that none could answer.
There was but ono witness of the awful
dead , ono of the inmates of the house , who
took up her residence there yesterday. All
she would tell of her knowledge was as fol
"I know the dead man. Ho is n friend .ot
mine. Ho has been hero two or throe times
lately. I have seen him hero and in Omaha.
I don't know his namo. Ho visited mo two
nights and Miss Klttio raised a row bccausa !
there wasn't ' any money in It , ana said hd
should not stay hero any moro. When b
came to-night 1 told him about it , and he sali
ho would like to BOO Miss Kittio. I went t
call her. When she had Just got Insldo th
room ho turned around quick 'and
shot hor. Then ho shot him , *
self Just ns quick as ho could.
Ho didn't say ho was going to shoot hor" ,
and I didn't know what ho wns going to da
or I wouldn't have called her. I guess hd
shot her because slie wouldn't lot Him stay ,
here. It was all done In n minute. Just at
soon as she came in , ho pulled the revolve *
nut of his hip pocket as ho whirled around ,
nnd shot right off. Ho didn't Boom to stop ; '
to tnko any aim. She fell right away , ana.
ho dropped almost before she struck tbf ;
floor. As soon as he fired ut her ho turnddt
the revolver to bis own forehead and she * . , - :
again. I screamed , and folks who board.- '
the shots rushed in. It's awful , and thut'a , i
all I know about It. " j"rV
Another report was to tlio effect that tat ,
dead man was nt Bella Clover's bagnio , on ; ,
Lower Broadway , the preceding1 evening ana' '
had ono of the girls there write n letter fov
him to his relatives , An Investigation proved
tills report to bo without foundation. , It
seemed that the question of his identity must
remain unsolved , for a timent least , whoa
the reporter ran against ox-Police Captain ,
Dyer , who throw considerable light on the ,
subject. Said ho : "That was on all-around
crook , and Just out of the penitentiary ,
wns In the Mint night before last and
cnmo In. I was watching him uud m
him attempt to pick a man's poc 31 * '
I stopped him , nnd he said ho wan In fun.
told him I know him , and he said bis nana
wns O'Brien , nnd ho had just completed a t
two years sentence. He said it was the first ,
time they over caught him. He said bis Una. ' ; ,
wus burglary , and showed an old chisel h \
any chances when killing a man would uiaR
things sum. " Miw
Tills utatomcnt of Mr. Dyer's , throws oiMr > *
licht on tlio chisel found in the suicide * !
pockets. " ' <
At half past 0 the remains'of the dp * <
man were removed to tlio undertaking rooii
of Field & ICstap , where they ware prepare
for the Inquest. It wus found that the ball
entered through the center of the lldjof UM
left eye , which must have been partially
closed at tlio tuna. Tha course of tbcrtulUii
was titralght backward through tbe MVlty ol
the eye and It lodged in tha bruin.causlt
instant death. On tlio corpse /"wera tout
livu shirts , thrco pairs of pant-'aud *
clothing In proportion , / ' * * '
On the nuns and Ices wcro tattooed ew
cnil objects. A shield and letter C wa on >
the left forearm , and tha tlguro of a tjlrl ;
heurtandd ring appealed on his log. , . jS' !
did not appear to bo over eighteen year * * ! '
nee , but has the murks of a desperate chart'
ncter. His nkln wus visry white , which give *
color to tbo theory that ho hud lust com *
plcted a term lu U'O pcu ,
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